Costs and Funding

It’s important that the Department for Education’s Music and Dance grant scheme reduces financial barriers to accessing the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT); therefore means-tested grants are available to support the costs of the programme. This means that anybody can apply to be part of the CAT no matter what their financial circumstances are.

The overall costs cover all training classes, dance wear, theatre trips, guest choreographers, performances and a lot more.

AMOUNT OF GRANT (2020/21)

The fee per student for academic year 2012/21 is £3,798. This is set by the Department for Education and is a National Grant

Relevant Income

After deducting £2072 per dependent including the grant holder (amount for 2021/2022 will be confirmed soon)

Maximum amount of grant

 

 

 

Parental Contribution

 

 

 

Up to £31,139 £3,798 nil
£31,140 to £35,292 £3,417 £381
£35,293 to £39,444 £3,037 £761
£39,445 to £43,596 £2,658 £1,140
£43,597 to £47,748 £2,278 £1,520
£47,749 to £51,899 £1,899 £1,899
£51,900 to £56,053 £1,520 £2,278
£56,054 to £60,205 £1,140 £2,658
£60,206 to £64,357 £761 £3,037
£64,358 to £68,506 £382 £3,416
£68,507 and above nil £3,798

 

 

Parental contributions can be paid in three termly instalments, or over ten months by monthly standing order.

To qualify for a national grant, the applicant must have been resident in the British Islands for three years prior, be a member of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, or be a refugee or the child of a refugee (conditions apply).

 

TRAVEL AND DANCEWEAR

You can also apply for financial assistance with travel and dancewear costs. Applications can be made on a yearly basis and assistance is means tested on the same scale as the grant funding, for example, families who are entitled to a full grant are also entitled to full reimbursement for dancewear and travel costs; families who are entitled to 50% grant are entitled to claim 50% of these costs.

The fact that we are able to get a full grant is wonderful. It means that my daughter can have the best possible training without having to worry about the fees. Without the Music and Dance Scheme grant she would not be able to attend the DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training or access this level of training.
Parent of a CAT student
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